PARTICIPATE IN ONE OF THE MANY ENTERPRISE OFFERINGS!

The Enterprise offers the Douglas community a wide array of opportunities to attend events, promote their business and improve the community. Look through the below, or give us a call, to learn more.

Enter the Platte River Photography Show or attend the workshop

Each winter The Enterprise hosts the Platte River Photography Show, highlighting the work of area photographers. In more recent years, a photography workshop has been added. Attendees have an opportunity to learn from fellow artists and fine-tune their skills.

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, Feb. 18th • 6 p.m.

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP: Saturday, Feb. 19th

2022 Show on display at Eastern Wyoming College’s Douglas Campus from Feb. 21 to Feb. 24

DOWNLOAD YOUR ENTRY FORM HERE.

Attend the annual Photography Workshop

Polish up your photography skills at the Platte River Photography Workshop. Leading photographers from across the area will be sharing their tips and tricks. Classes are approximately 90 minutes each and take place at Eastern Wyoming College’s Douglas Campus.

DOWNLOAD THE WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FORM

Nominate outstanding community members and make plans to attend the Community Awards Banquet

Each spring The Enterprise hosts the annual community awards banquet. There are people who simply make our community a better place to live. The annual banquet is a chance to recognize those individuals and tell them thank you.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: April 8th, EWC

Check back for a nomination form

DOWNLOAD A NOMINATION FORM HERE

Apply for a FACADE GRANT

As individual businesses improve, so too does our community as a whole. The Enterprise manages a special matching funds grant to help business owners improve their storefront, the first impression visiting customers get of your store or business. Download the application for more information.

DOWNLOAD THE FACADE GRANT APPLICATION

Participate in DOWNTOWN TRICK-OR-TREAT

Each October, downtown Douglas business owners invite the community’s children to visit them for trick-or-treating. Participating businesses post a special sheet in their window to let trick-or-treaters know they’re welcome. The Enterprise team also creates an online Google map that partcipants can follow so please let them know if you’re planning to post the sheet.

DOWNLOAD THE FORM FOR YOUR BUSINESS WINDOW

PRINT THE LIST OF PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES

USE THE GOOGLE MAP OF PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES

Enter the FIRE ON MAIN STREET CHILI COOK-OFF

Get out your best chili recipe! Each November, in conjunction with Cowboy Christmas, Main Street Douglas hosts the Fire on Main Street Chili Cook-Off. Proceeds from the event support downtown Douglas projects and activities. If you’re not a chef, consider coming and sampling the year’s entries.

DOWNLOAD AN ENTRY FORM HERE

READ THE CONTEST RULES HERE

 

Enter the SCARECROW CONTEST

Each October, Douglas hosts a scarecrow contest. For the 2021 event, entry forms are due no later than Oct. 25 to be included in the judging. All entries will be added to a Google map route, helping spectators along the route to view the year’s entries.

GET AN ENTRY FORM

Be a Vendor at COWBOY CHRISTMAS

Each November, The Enterprise hosts Cowboy Christmas at the Wyoming State Fairgrounds. The day-long event allows small businesses owners and vendors to highlight their products. Attendance at the annual event has been strong in recent years.

APPLY TO BE A VENDOR

Christmas at the Depot

On Saturday, Dec. 4 we will be celebrating Christmas at the Depot with the reading of The Polar Express, cookies and cocoa. Santa and the Polar Express train engineer, have been known to attend this festive event. Admission is FREE, but seating is limited. Secure your seat on our historic day coach by obtaining a golden ticket. Readings are scheduled for 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Get your ticket by visiting the Douglas Railroad Museum & Visitors Center.

Enter the JACKALOPE CITY HOLIDAY DECOR CONTEST

Have you been hard at work decorating your home for the holidays? People community-wide enjoy your hard work. The Enterprise, in partnership with Converse County Library and the Douglas Board of Reatlors, are hosting a holiday decor contest. You can download the entry form below and earn a little recogntion for your hard work!

DOWNLOAD THE ENTRY FORM